Today on Context Florida: Term limits, Ann Coulter, law enforcement and marriage equality

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Today on Context Florida:

For the U.S. Supreme Court’s distortions of the Constitution, such as Citizens United and corporate personhood, Martin Dyckman says the available remedy is to amend the Constitution. It is time to consider seriously an amendment that would limit justices, and perhaps all federal judges, to nonrenewable terms of 18 years.

Andrew Skerritt believes columnist Ann Coulter may be on to something when she wrote, “No American whose great-grandfather was born here is watching soccer.” What Coulter missed is the real story: that the World Cup and America’s celebration of our team’s moderate success is reason to cheer rather than to be worried about our “moral decay.”

At a re-election campaign appearance in Tampa, writes Adam Weinstein, Gov. Rick Scott burnished his law enforcement record, complete with a cadre of uniformed peace officers from Florida Fish and Wildlife, Hillsborough County, and Tampa proper. It sure looked like the officers were endorsing him. Except they weren’t.

John and Dick could have been a stage-show-worthy, dysfunctional husband and wife. Bickering and snuggling, sharing and caring. However, Linda Cunningham notes that John and Dick could get married today in New York. Not in Florida, not today, and not ever if Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has her way. She intends to fight marriage equality every step of the way.

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Phil Ammann is a St. Petersburg-based journalist and blogger. With more than three decades of writing, editing and management experience, Phil produced material for both print and online, in addition to founding HRNewsDaily.com. His broad range includes covering news, local government and culture reviews for Patch.com, technical articles and profiles for BetterRVing Magazine and advice columns for a metaphysical website, among others. Phil has served as a contributor and production manager for SaintPetersBlog since 2013. He lives in St. Pete with his wife, visual artist Margaret Juul and can be reached at phil@floridapolitics.com and on Twitter @PhilAmmann.